When I was going up I lived in a sweet town called Webster Groves. Beautiful old homes with large oak trees and shady yards. It was hide and go seek, kick the can, and hordes of kids roaming the streets. Summer showers we would run out in the rain and jump in puddles.
On July 4th we had the best hometown parade. The local mounted girl scouts would ride by on their horses, Miss Webster contestants rode by on convertibles. When I was in high school I rode on a car waving to the crowd cause I was on the synchronize swimming team.
Then we had a 4 day carnival with rides, booths, and food. Everyone from the surrounding area would come to our town to celebrate the 4th. Our fireworks were the best. July 4th was really a favorite time growing up.
How are you spending your July 4th?